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  1. I had one of those on fires out of Dryden years ago...pretty sick when the temps get above 20C...as my buddy Bart would say...couldn't lift a weiner of a plate!
  2. My guy at Cedars says if you ask about the 28 you will be referred to the C30 up grades...good luck if you have one ...I have heard they make a great boat anchor!
  3. I should have said Standard Aero not RR...I could give my buddy a call on this...he is the head engine guy at Cedars...worked for Standard years ago.
  4. Call up Rob Scofield at RR in Montreal if he still works there.
  5. So...about a month later I am back in Pickle having a brewski with Ray...the base manager...he tells me he really likes the way the starter slams home when he hits the starter...I say...WHAT!!!..I will look at it in the morning. We go out in the morning and I lift up the cowling...you can see the starter is on a downward slope while sitting in the ship...almost falling off... this was the one that just had the gearbox change...I am shaking my head...I reattach the starter and get the clamp on correctly...tork it up...guess what...no slaming against the gearbox ...I call the hangar to have word
  6. So...we make it back to Pickle and I call the hangar in wpg...they decide to get me to change out the gearbox...they will have a guy drive one up that day and he will help me with the gearbox swap...so we find a hangar to do the work...not sure where it was...it wasn't out at the airport...pretty rough place...no lights...no heat...but not outside...we get the donkey pulled out and swap out the gearbox...just get it back in the ship...I get a call from the hangar...take the other 206 and go to T-bay now...the guy that helped me will finish the job there...off I go...I will tell you the results
  7. Ok...back to Pickle Lake...Ian and I fly over to Ft Hope in the morning in a 206...can't remember the reg...it was close to -40C...get over there and I can't wait to get out of a warm ship to have a look at an oil leak...lift the right side cowl...oil everywhere ...all over the starter...it appears that one of the fittings above the starter is almost blown right out of the gearbox...I pull the starter as I have brought another one...with some luck there might be enough thread left in the gearbox to tighten up the fitting...it turns in a couple of times and I tighten the jam nut...reconnect the
  8. We pick up al and go to the hotel for some bruskiis...what up....said he lands in Ft Hope and notices oil pouring out of the drain line from the engine bay...so we ask...and yoy wanted to fly it back here...well he says thats why he called ...dah....tomorrow Ted and I will go and have a look!!!
  9. Well pretty quiet here...better tell the one about Ted and myself...Pickle lake...winter ...we get a call at the base... Al is in Ft Hope...engine bay is full of oil...wants to know if he should fly it back to Pickle...no...get on a sched flight and we will worry about it tomorrow...cover it up and we will pick you up at the airport....
  10. I just pulled out my old log books and refreshed my memory...this all happened 30 yrs ago...I had been working in Pickle Lake with Ted Slavin...that is another story for later...I get a call...take TWM to T_bay...so off I go...end up in Geralton ...get that job done...fly back to T-Bay...go home for 2 dayys and then went back to T-Bay...I drove with Kevin up to Marks camp to pull the engine and then after test flying MAO I flew CDM back to T-Bay...upon getting back which was very late Kevin and myself got very boiled at some restaurant...I will tell you the one about Ted and I in Pickle next.
  11. After an hour or so it is getting extremely hot inside that tent and Kevin says he can't turn down the heat...so I say...well shut it off for a while...bad move...don't ever shut off one of those HN heaters in the boonies because it is too hot...about an hour later its getting cold and of course the heater will not start...its -30 out side and soon enough it is the same temps under the tent!!! To be continued.
  12. So I fly up and Kevin is driving up with the engine...its about 100 miles north of T-Bay...I had given Kevin a good head start before I took off to the camp so we would get there around the same time...we put a tent over old MAO and got a gas herman -nelson fired up...in short order it was nice and toastie to get pulling the motor...to be continued!
  13. Getting back to roughest maintenance...it was early 90's...had to go to T-Bay...Mark was on a drill job and his engine started making metal...I went on airlines to pick up another 206 to ferry north to the camp that Mark was in...think I flew EKM up there...Mark Had MAO. This was in November...very cold and lots of snow...Myself and another engineer were going to swap out the entire engine in the bush. To be continued!
  14. My brain just kicked into gear...it was Turbo West!
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